AVX Expands COTS MLCC Series

Fountain Inn, S.C. ‒ AVX Corp. has added high temperature X8R and X8L dielectric components to its high-reliability APS Series of multilayer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) for commercial off-the-shelf (COTS) applications. Extensively tested using many of the MIL-STD test methods as used in MIL-PRF-55681, the APS Series MLCCs exhibit an ultra-low field failure rate of <1ppb.…

Laird TEMs Improve Heat Dissipation

Laird has introduced a new series of miniature thermoelectric modules (TEMs) built using Laird Tlam thermally conductive circuit boards instead of traditional ceramic-based circuit boards. The Tlam OptoTEC series is designed for applications where temperature stabilization of sensitive optical components in photonics, telecom, medical and consumer markets is critical. The company said the use of…

ERNI Expands High-Current Connector Line

Richmond, Va. – Targeting industrial and heavy-equipment providers, ERNI has expanded its high-current power element series to include combined flexible/massive press-fit and purely massive press-fit technologies. The high power wire-to-board connectors with press-fit terminations provide a gas-tight interface to the PCB via, eliminating the need for high temperature soldering and its negative effects on the…

Are More Mainstream Apps Ahead for GaN?

Lyon, France – “Today, the need for high-power, high-frequency transistors is increasing steadily, commensurate with the huge demand for wireless telecommunications”, explains Dr Kamel Madjour, Technology & Market Analyst, Yole Développement. Indeed more power, more frequency bands, better linearity and improved efficiency are still driving RF semiconductor devices’ current development, since the market needs devices able to handle all of…

Automotive CEOs: Technological Advances to Transform Business

Technological advances, including digital economy, social media, mobile devices and big data, will transform business in the next five years, according to 79 percent of automotive CEO respondents to PwC’s 17th Annual Global CEO Survey. The survey also finds that 57 percent of automotive CEOs have a program underway or completed, or have a strategy…